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Colour Bubbles

Extract from The Crafty Minx • By Kelly Doust • Published by Murdoch Books


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10 mins

Colourful blowing bubbles.

Posted by Murdoch Books from • Published October 28, 2010 • See Murdoch Books's 27 projects » © 2014 Kelly Doust / Murdoch Books · Reproduced with permission.
  • Step 1

    Take a pair of pliers and cut the bottom, straight edge off a wire coat hanger.

  • Step 2

    Bend one end around to make a circle and twist the ends closed.

  • Step 3

    Tack up some butcher’s paper on a wall outside, and fill a few empty jam jars with a small amount of water, some bright paint and dishwashing detergent.

  • Step 4

    Dip the wire circle into one of the jam jars then blow a bubble through the circle directly on to the paper. Keep going with different colours until you’ve created a rainbow of colourful splats.

  • Step 5

    When the paint dries, cut the paper up to be used as wrapping paper, thank you cards or a poster for the bedroom wall.

    I wouldn’t attempt this inside, as you’re all going to get very messy, but kids will love this. Get them kitted out in a painting smock or apron first, and make sure they’re not wearing their Sunday best outfits underneath.

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Kathryn S.
Kathryn S. · Coldwater, Michigan, Michigan

Pics of the finished product?

Adrian J.
Adrian J.

nice idea

zoinks · Saint Joseph, LA, Louisiana · 2 projects

aww, this is great. my sister is 1 and lovves bubbles... shell love this :)

PIN-UP ^alex^
PIN-UP ^alex^ · sylmar, California, United States · 20 projects

I definately need to try this with my 3 year old brother! he loves bubbles and finger painting! <3 thanx for the idea!!!


CO + K User

wow i dont know about the actual project but that picture of the jam jars is beautiful!

Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North-Holland, Netherlands · 108 projects

this is fun to do!!!! like it!!!